Hong Kong showcased its innovation and technology (I&T) strengths at three fairs last week, including the first-ever InnoEX co-organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), held concurrently with the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition).
As the Belt and Road Initiative reaches its 10th anniversary the international intermodal railway – the China-Laos Express connecting Chengdu, Chongqing and Vientiane, the capital of Laos – has gone into operation, greatly improving the flow of people and logistics between Mainland China and Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) members, and has also led more and more mainland companies to choose to expand their business to Southeast Asia.
To introduce a technology brand well established in Europe, but new to Asia, Martino Criveller, Company Director, Passo Avanti Limited, made use of the shop window provided by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) trade fairs.
Hong Kong start-up RaSpect specialises in remote building inspections using drones to gather the data and artificial intelligence technology to process it – faster, more accurate, more comprehensive and safer method than traditional manual building inspections.
Logistics was one of the hardest-hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the China Shanghai Containerized Freight Index increasing more than five-fold between June 2020 and January 2022 – then plunging back to its 2019 level by last month.
The year opened with a flurry of activity for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) as the first events held after the reopening of the border with Mainland China and easing of COVID-19 restrictions on overseas travel drew heavy traffic.
As a one-stop showcase for stationery, the Hong Kong International Stationery & School Supplies Fair presents a wealth of opportunity for leading suppliers to connect with buyers from across the world. Highlights include Green Stationery Exhibitors, which displays innovative green stationery to equip the workplace with the sustainable and eco-friendly products. Pen & Paper showcases high-quality and unique pens, notebooks and gifts. School Supplies offers all the coolest back-to-school essentials. The fair will follow the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s EXHIBITION+ online-physical format.
As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong need to rethink their operations to adapt to the new normal – and many are choosing to digitally transform their business.
The rise of the metaverse is set to change the way individuals and businesses interact with the real world. This seminar/workshop, titled “Exploring the Metaverse: Creating Digital Assets”, will examine how a Hong Kong-based global leader in games, blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI), is spearheading the creation of a user-generated content ecosystem to ensure its home city can continue to thrive in a new decentralised digital era.
Supply-chain disruptions driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated control measures severely disrupted computer hardware production, creating strong demand for cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of surgical masks have been discarded every day in Hong Kong, putting a heavy burden on landfills and potentially posing a threat to the marine ecology.
This story is a part of the Hong Kong Means Business “Powered by HSBC – Bridging the GBA” series.